Uganda police identify pedestrian killed by Lumumba’s convoy

Uganda police identify pedestrian killed by Lumumba's convoy
NRM Secretary General Hon Justine Kasule Lumumba Monday afternoon got involved in a road accident that rammed and killed Jane Frances Namara around Kajjansi along Entebbe road, Kampala. Courtesy Photo.

Police has identified the woman killed in a motor accident involving the convoy of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Secretary General, Justine Lumumba Kasule as Jane Namara.

Lumumba’s convoy rammed into Namara at Kajjansi along Entebbe road this afternoon as she was crossing the road.

According to Rogers Mulindwa, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) communications officer, Namara was reportedly talking on phone when she was knocked.

Initially, Mulindwa claimed that Namara ‘reluctantly rammed into’ Lumumba’s vehicle drawing angry protests from social media. He however, retracted the statement and apologized for the inconveniences caused.

Jane Namara
The girl who was rammed into and killed by NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba’s convoy. Courtesy Photo

Charles Ssebambulidde, the Traffic police spokesperson, says a team of traffic personnel is already investigating the matter.

“Details are still scanty but we have already deployed traffic officers,” Sebambulidde told this publication.

Information obtained by this publication indicates that Lumumba was traveling in convoy comprised of four vehicles led by a lead police vehicle.

Jack Musinguzi, a trader who witnessed the accident says, “The lady tried to cross the road after two of the convoy vehicles had passed. Lumumba’s car then ran into her.”

About a year ago, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kale Kayihura warned politicians and businessmen from using lead cars and sirens to create way on grounds that only emergency situations required a right of way.